Where’s Barbara Selling Cars?

I am back where it all began…Volvo of Wellesley Banner_resized_resized

Why? First and foremost, I am convinced that Volvo is the safest car made. Also, the technology is so far advanced compared to other models.

Truth be told, the commute is 10 minutes instead of 45-60 minutes.

I felt like Dorothy, from the Wizard of OZ. I had to go over the rainbow to realize there’s no place like home.  (If I had ruby shoes, I would have clicked my heels).

I’ve been back in Wellesley for a little over a week and have sold five cars.

 

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Car Sales Consultant Update

Well, I’ve been selling cars over one and a half years, and I am still here!!

I can honestly say I feel very comfortable selling. I know the product, but even more importantly, I really get the sales process. It’s always fun leading the board (selling the most in the dealership for the month).  I have lead the board a couple of times.

I did finish second in the dealership for 2014!!    b=cb

Of course, it’s also fun! It has to be or it’s not for me.

It’s winter and so far the snow has been negligible. Which is a good thing because the inventory is much greater this year. (More cars to clean and move and move and clean) At least it’s good exercise!

My glass is always …full. (Usually)   Is you glass half full or half empty?

glass half full

I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!!!

Status Update – Six Months

I now have six months under my belt as a Car Sales Consultant.

Since I like to laugh and to make others laugh, I’ll share some of the more humorous moments to date. My feeling is you have to be able to laugh at yourself. Intrigued yet?

Getting Out of the Car

It must have been my first test drive that went fairly well, until we arrived back at the dealership. A very nice couple were in the front seats. Yes, they liked the car and let’s go in and talk numbers. Not so fast. I can’t believe I am going to admit this but, gotta laugh at your self right? The couple get out of the car, but I can’t. I’m in the back seat and I can’t open the doors. I’m trying anything I could think of, the driver is pushing any button to unlock the doors. At this point, I think, I can not let these people go into the dealership to say their Sales Consultant couldn’t get out of the car. I was frustrated and laughing, (to myself) at that thought. Luckily, the driver found the child safety lock!

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The Test Drives

One of my fears of selling cars has always been the test drive.  Really, there are many things that could happen. Again, on one of my earlier test drives, the couple decided they loved the car, but wanted a different color. No problem, I used my cell phone to call the sales manager to see what other colors we had. WRONG! I learned a call to the dealership while on a test drive meant something went wrong, like a flat tire, ran out of gas.  I’ve never done that again.

A real fear of the test drives are crazy drivers, or at least crazy while on a test drive. Some people feel they need to test the steering by wobbling all over the road, taking turns ridiculously fast or stopping fast. These have all happened. There was only one time I involuntarily let out an audible OMG!  I deal with these memorable rides by telling myself, “It’s OK Barbara, you’re in a Volvo.”  Seriously, not a sales line, until I use it as one.

Basically, the state of the car selling business is good. Granted I can have a great month with 13 cars out the door and only 5 the next. Either that’s just the way it is in the car business or it’s me. By my next update, I will, I need to have at least 11 cars consistently.

Stay tuned for the next update. Did she make her goal?